Introducing AutoMate, an additional auto repair resource now available FREE in the Digital Library. This new resource can be used both in and outside the Library, and comes to supplement AllData, Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, which all are still available for patron use.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Just enter the year, make, model, and engine type of your vehicle, and select or search for the information you need on the left side of the screen.

All you need is your Library card!

Pets This Weekend at the Library

This weekend, there are two great events for animal lovers!

First, are you looking to add a new furry friend to your family? Head over to the Zachary Branch at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, for Dog Adoption Day! This FREE event features dogs from the pet shelter including those from Pen Pals, Inc. and Dixon Correctional Institute. Representatives from these groups will be present to discuss the adoption process.

The next day, April 29th, everyone is invited to join us at the Main Library at Goodwood 3-6 p.m. for the 4th annual All Paws on Deck Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness! This year’s Walk will be led by Southern Bichon Frise Champion “Kammie Lee” and her owner/handler Starla Arceneaux. Come enjoy the legendary cat fashion show, a pet art show, pet cancer education presentations, pet adoptions as well as our famous wag bags! Visit the All Paws on Deck Baton Rouge Facebook page for more information.

The New York Times – free with your library card!

You can now access the New York Times online for free with your library card! If you’re using the computers or wifi at one of our fourteen branches, all you have to do is create a free account or log in with an existing account, and you’ll be on your way. You can also get a 24-hour pass to access it from the comfort of your own home. Stay informed with EBRPL!

Author’s Row 2018

Come and meet local Louisiana published authors. Writers will be in attendance to discuss their works and sign their books. Many new authors participate in this program; these new talents may be tomorrow’s best-selling authors!

This program is held at the Jones Creek Library on Saturday, April 21st, from 2-5 PM. It is free, and registration is not required. For more information please call the Jones Creek Branch at (225) 756-1140.

One Book, One Community: Learn the History of Flight with Jim Slade and Betty Geiger-Darst

This year’s One Book One Community celebration of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly has launched us into outer space, but the program would not be complete without a highlight on flight!

The whole family can come to the Large Meeting Room of the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, for a FREE History of Flight presentation led by former ABC-TV and Radio News science correspondent Jim Slade, and Betty Geiger-Darst who will perform as Katharine Wright, the sister of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The presentation will cover the achievements in aviation before, during and after the events outline in Hidden Figures.

As a journalist, Jim Slade witnessed some of the truly pivotal events of this century. His coverage of the American space program began with Alan Shepherd’s launch in 1961 and continues today with the space shuttle. He has broadcast his space chronicles to millions around the world on ABC-TV and Radio, CNN, NBC Radio, Mutual Broadcasting System, the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company and the Voice of America.

Performing as Katharine Wright, Betty Geiger-Darst presents a living biography and provides her audiences with a rich historical cameo of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s sister. Geiger-Darst’s interest in the Wright family was a natural extension of her exploration of the history of flight. Her research led to a relationship with the surviving Wright family and the unique opportunity to study Katharine, Orville and Wilbur through the generational tapestry of letters, diaries and family records.

There are various other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more related to the book and OBOC that will be scheduled throughout the community all spring long. All the events are FREE. A schedule and related information, as well as an InfoGuide, is posted at, and it will be updated with additional events periodically.

Spring Into Learning with Lynda

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to learn something new! Check out the ten most popular classes available now on Lynda, a free resource you can access from home with your library card. You can find it in the Digital Library.

  1. Git Essential Training
  2. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  3. AutoCAD 2018 Essential Training
  4. PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
  5. Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training
  6. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  7. Access 2016 Essential Training
  8. Angular 2 Essential Training
  9. CompTIA Security (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 1 – Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
  10. Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and 10.4 Essential Training

Next Week Is National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week by visiting the library! No matter what branch you call home, there’s always something going on – check out our online events calendar for fun activities for your whole family.

Can’t make it in? The Digital Library is always open. You can find everything from academic journal articles to streaming movies, with stops for ebooks and business classes along the way.

We’re your library, and we love you! Have a great National Library Week!

One Book, One Community Events THIS WEEKEND

FIRST, watch the movie version of Hidden Figures at the Main Library on Goodwood on Friday, starting at 7 PM!

THEN, come back the next day to learn about space from Dr. Renee Horton, Saturday at the Main Library on Goodwood at 2 PM!

Dr. Horton is a space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, and the author of children’s book Dr. H Explores the Universe. Her presentation will cover an in-depth discussion on space and astronaut travel, as well as details about the projects and initiatives of NASA from the unique perspective of an African-American woman working in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics-centered (STEM) career field. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Outer space and astronaut travel enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to join the celebration!